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Richard Griffiths will soon be seen in Nicholas Hytners film version of The History Boys, produced by VENUS Kevin Loader, in which he reprises his Tony and Olivier Award-winning role, Hector.
His feature film credits include Sir Richard Attenboroughs Gandhi (1982); Richard Eyres Stage Beauty (2004); Harry Potter I, II & III; Roland Joffs Vatel (2000); Tim Burtons Sleepy Hollow (1999); Hugh Wilsons Guarding Tess (1994); Richard Lesters Superman II (1980); Lindsay Andersons Britannia Hospital (1982); Peter Chelsoms Funny Bones (1995); Mark Hermans Blame It On The Bellboy (1992); David Zuckers Naked Gun 2 (1991); David S. Wards King Ralph (1991); Martin Campbells GoldenEye (1995); Bruce Robinsons Withnail and I (1987); Jim Goddards Shanghai Surprise (1986); Malcolm Mowbrays A Private Function (1984); Michael Apteds Gorky Park (1983); Karel Reisz The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981); Milos Formans Ragtime (1981); and Hugh Hudsons Chariots of Fire (1981).
Griffiths work in UK theatre includes Luther at the National; The White Guard, Once in a Lifetime (at the Piccadilly), the title role in Henry VIII, Volpone and Red Star for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Art at Wyndham's; The Man Who Came To Dinner and Katherine Howard at Chichester; and Heartbreak House, the title role in Galileo and Rules of the Game at the Almeida. He recently appeared in the West End production of Heroes co-starring Ken Stott and John Hurt.
On television, he has appeared in The Brides in the Bath, The Truth, TLC, History of Britain, Gormenghast, Hope and Glory, Inspector Morse, Pie in the Sky (Series 1-4), In the Red, Ted and Ralph, Nobody's Perfect, Amnesty, Bird of Prey, Whoops Apocalypse, The World Cup - A Captain's Tale, The Cleopatras, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Anything Legal Considered, Ffizz, The Marksman, A Kind of Living, A Wanted Man, Perfect Scoundrels, The Good Guys, El Cid and Mr Wakefield's Crusade. His radio credits include A Christmas Carol, All's Well That Ends Well, Meet Mr Mulliner, The Charterhouse of Parma, Gate of Baghdad and Moby Dick.
Filmography Cinema - TV
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2006 The History Boys
2005 Opa! with Richard Griffiths
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2004 Stage Beauty
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